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Three Actions a Leader Takes to Reset Morale

It takes Humility and Courage from the leader to change the morale of a team.

Have you ever seen a leader of a low morale team try to pump up the team to win with a new strategy? It feels fake. It feels like that leader is out of touch. It feels like the leader is in one world and the team is in another. The best that can be expected from that team and that leader is mediocrity.

That leader and that team needs a reset. There is something that needs to be removed before that team can thrive. Like a pimple, the bad stuff needs to be purged before healing can begin. Without purging the unhealthy stuff, that team will never perform to its potential. A leader is going to need Courage and Humility to start rebuilding morale and creating an environment where Positivity thrives.


When a pimple pops, it doesn’t feel good. But it is necessary for healing to begin. When a leader allows people to say what they want to say, that leader is going to feel uncomfortable. You will likely hear things about your decisions, personality, and leadership that will sting. But, you can't react negatively. You need to listen and thank people for their honesty. You need to let them see you are humble enough to hear hard things and that you have the Courage to make some changes based on what they say.


If you want buy-in, you need to involve more people in the decision making process. When someone feels like their perspective was heard and maybe even adopted, they are invested in making sure that decision is ultimately successful. When people are just told what to do, their buy-in is often superficial. Give people the power to make decisions on their own. Show that you trust them by giving away some decision making authority. Let them develop the strategy and then